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Re: Bug#777597: perl-modules: upgrade regression: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of perl-modules

On 2015-02-15 12:57, Niko Tyni wrote:
> (Dropping Sven and Andreas but adding the release team; there's a question
> for you lower in the mail.)
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 10:19:18PM +0200, Niko Tyni wrote:
>> [...]
>> Relaxing the circular dependency is a workaround that might be doable,
>> even though it would be 'incorrect'. There are modules in perl that
>> need others in perl-modules, and vice versa.  However, I count only 21
>> binary packages in sid [1] that depend on perl-modules but not perl.
>> As perl is transitively build essential (via dpkg-dev and libdpkg-perl),
>> build dependencies should not be a concern at all.
> There are a few packages that pull in perl indirectly through their other
> dependencies, which brings the count of binary packages that only depend
> on perl-modules down to 15:
>   [...]
> Release team: if we don't find another solution, would you be willing to
> allow changes in these packages replacing
>  Depends: perl-modules
> with
>  Depends: perl
> into jessie?
> [...]

Yes.  Feel free to do this in parallel with trying to find an
alternative solution.  The sooner we solve this upgrade issue, the better.


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